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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 10-15 hours of videos and assessments...

English

Subtitles: English, Serbian, Chinese (Traditional)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Your Character Journey

Let's begin with an exploration of our own strengths of character... we all have them!...
4 videos (Total 13 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Welcome to Teaching Character3m
24 Character Strengths - Interview with Dr. Martin Seligman4m
Practice Optimism2m
5 readings
Course Overview10m
Course Survey10m
24 Character Strengths10m
Rank What Matters Most10m
The VIA10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The Science of Character

This module explores the research base that supports the teaching of character. ...
7 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Positive Institutions4m
Self-Control - Interview with Dr. Walter Mischel12m
Practice Goal Setting1m
Grit - Interview with Dr. Angela Duckworth12m
Character Ed. History - Interview with Mayme Hostetter9m
Who Should Learn Character? - Interview with Dominic Randolph7m
1 reading
An Excerpt from 'Authentic Happiness'10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Teaching Character in Every Moment

Character education starts with an intentional approach to every human-to-human interaction....
10 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
10 videos
Constructive Responding3m
Growth Mindset - Interview with Dr. Carol Dweck & Dr. Greg Walton13m
Character Behavior Language2m
Survey on the Micro-Moment3s
Practice Micro-Moments2m
Micro-Moment Triangle in Action4m
Micro-Moment Case Study: Kevin6m
Micro-Moment Case Study: Nina, Part I11m
Micro-Moment Case Study: Nina, Part II6m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Macro Structures

Create a plan for teaching character and then work every day to make it happen....
8 videos (Total 58 min), 2 quizzes
8 videos
Macro Structure Case Study: Silver10m
Practice Macro Structures1m
Dual Purpose5m
Dual Purpose Case Study: Mitch, Part I10m
Dual Purpose Case Study: Mitch, Part II7m
Dual Purpose Case Study: Jessica & Patrick, Part I11m
Dual Purpose Case Study: Jessica & Patrick, Part II5m
1 practice exercise
Midterm Exam 40m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Talking About Character Growth

No one ever masters something like grit or gratitude; the goal is to integrate those lessons into our daily lives....
5 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Character Growth Card2m
The Science of the Growth Card7m
Growth Card in Action5m
Ready to Teach Character8m
3 readings
Growth Card Resource10m
KIPP's Approach to Character in the News10m
Post-Course Survey10m
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By LMJan 6th 2019

This course gives great examples related to how to integrate character development through teacher feedback in a positive, respective and encouraging manner that develops resiliency and self-efficacy.

By PLOct 15th 2016

This is really helpful. I've noticed that after taking this course, I am applying it to the actual field especially in my daily conversations with my students. I'm very happy because of this course!

Instructor

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Dave Levin

Co-Founder, KIPP; Co-Founder, Relay GSE

About Relay Graduate School of Education

Relay Graduate School of Education is a ground-breaking graduate school with an innovative Master's degree program designed specifically to respond to today's urgent demand for effective and successful teachers....

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